Burgundian Escargots With Spaghetti

"A French recipe I had to re-invent to get the taste I wanted. Do try this, there must be escargot lovers on Zaar!! Keep in mind that Dr Peter D'Adamo in his "Eat Right for Your (blood) Type" recommends escargots/snails for ALL blood types!!! So it must be good for us! With a salad of mixed greens and herbs, this is a main meal."
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  • Put a fairly deep serving dish in a warming oven to heat.
  • Fill a large pot with water, add salt, and put on to boil for the pasta.
  • Heat the oil and fry the onion until pale yellow. Slice the mushrooms and add. (You can use any type of mushrooms available to you).
  • Keep the heat quite high and let the mushrooms cook through. If there is still liquid left in the pot, just leave it. Pull of heat for a moment.
  • Don't rinse the anchovies: take out of the oil and chop. The taste will not be discernable in the end product. Add the chopped anchovies to the onion and mushrooms, add garlic, and stir through.
  • Mix the cornflour into the lemon or lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Reduce heat of your stove plate, and add the crème fraiche with the cornflour-lemon juice. Stir in; heat should now be low.
  • Add the drained snails and stir through until everything is hot and the sauce comes to a bare simmer and thickens.
  • Remove from heat and carefully fork in the parsley, walnuts, Parmesan and pepper. Add salt, stir, and taste: it might need more salt. You might also want to add more lemon juice.
  • *Walnuts: chop coarsely and roast briefly in a small pan.
  • Cover with a lid, pull aside, and now cook the spaghetti until al dente -- usually no more than 8 - 11 minutes.
  • Drain the spaghetti in a colander, then top back into its large pot. Add the snail sauce and fold in well and evenly.
  • Take out the warmed serving dish, and tip in the whole lot.
  • You could carve over more parmesan shavings, scatter with extra parsley, and sprinkle with finely chopped spring onions.

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  1. I made this quite a while ago, but never forgot about it because it was so tasty. I bet even people who don't like anchovies or escargots would enjoy this (if you don't tell them what is in it *wink wink*). I will have to make it again soon.
  2. Great recipe. I love to try something new with escargots and we enjoyed this this meal.I made it for 2 and served with linguini.I also have a escargot recipe. Recipe #48706 Thanks for posting. Sage/Rita
  3. Zurie, this recipe for escargot was amazing!!! The sauce was really rich and delicious. I liked having some fresh parsley to cut the richness of the sauce. I love escargot, but if you weren't sure about it, this would be the recipe to try. The anchovy just makes the sauce rich, so don't be afraid of them, and the snails are mild. Loved it, and I'll be making this again! Glad to find another snail lover! :-)


I'm a widow, retired, and I love cooking. I live on the coast in South Africa and I love seafood. You're welcome to my recipes (all kinds, definitely not just seafood!) Just remember that no recipe is ever cast in stone -- adjust to your taste! The photo was taken at a rustic seaside restaurant on our West Coast, approx 1 year ago (2016).
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